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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Interview: Porn Star Aiden Shaw

Queens Speech writes:
To describe him through labels (writer, musician, director, prostitute porn star), would be obvious and lazy. He is in fact a caring down to earth and intelligent man, a thinker, who has constantly asked questions to evolve, maybe even to survive. He is someone who is now visibly comfortable with the many labels he has proudly worn and had projected onto him. Someone that throughout his somewhat extraordinary life, has stayed true to his ideals, an unlikely role model that we can all relate to in some small way.



Has the porn industry changed over the years?

Aiden Shaw: I started in the industry in 1991 and my last video was a couple of years ago. But I don't think the porn industry has changed much over that time, its more that society has changed. When I started doing porn it was very much underground, you had to be a bit of a freak to do it. Porn was like what drugs used to be before ecstasy came along. Now everybody and their mom does ecstasy, in the same way, now everybody and their boyfriend likes to have a porn video they've done to show their friends, but back then it was sleazy and seedy.

Do you think a different type of person went into porn compared to now?

Aiden Shaw: Yes definitely. I think back then you had to be alternative, whereas now it's anybody who can use Cavaject, and a good bit of steroids. (Cavaject is like Viagra but injected).

You've clearly had sex with lots of men. Has that negatively affected your personal relationships?

Aiden Shaw: I don't think my past has much of a detrimental affect on my relationship now. My past has made me what I am, and that's made me someone that he (refers to Boyfriend) can love, that's good by me. We have a lovely relationship, its very soft. You'd be surprised how sweet we are to each other, its not like a lot of guys are. We are very straight forward and old fashioned.

In your current book you had a dilemma about open relationships, how do you feel about them now?

Aiden Shaw: My bedrock, my bottom-line, my ground zero is that I want a monogamous relationship. I used to find it so fucking hard to find guys that would go along with that. Maybe it was the kind of guys that I was meeting, or maybe it was my circle. Whatever it was, I usually ended up being in ridiculous relationships. Finally I have found someone who feels the same way as I do.

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